First Friends Montessori

First Friends Montessori has been in business for 18 years in Placerville this fall.
They attribute their success to all the wonderful families and children who have helped make it grow.
The school is a private preschool serving infants through 6 years Of age.
We offer preschool, school day and Fullday programs. The Montessori curriculum includes study areas in Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, Math, and Cultural Studies.
The main object of Montessori Education is to develop Order, Coordination, Concentration and Independence.
The materials in the classroom are all hands on materials developed by Maria Montessori.

School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.American Montessori Society (AMS)
Other special emphasis association(s)
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-4
Year Founded1997
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students24 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers3 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size8 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling

Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school and elementary school to First Friends Montessori is El Dorado Adventist School (1.6 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Cedar Springs Waldorf School (4.6 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Placerville
    El Dorado Adventist School
    (Seventh Day Adventist)
    Grades: K-12 | 159 students
    1.6 miles
    1900 Broadway
    Placerville, CA 95667
    (530) 622-3560
    1.6 K-12
  • Placerville
    Special Education School
    Grades: 3-12 | 41 students
    1.7 miles
    670 Placerville Dr Ste 1b
    Placerville, CA 95667
    (530) 644-2412
    1.7 3-12
  • Placerville
    Cedar Springs Waldorf School
    Cedar Springs Waldorf School Photo - Located off of El Dorado Road near its intersection with Motherlode Drive, just minutes from Highway 50.
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: PK-8 | 173 students
    4.6 miles
    6029 Gold Meadows Road
    Placerville, CA 95667
    (530) 642-9903
    4.6 PK-8
  • Placerville
    Country Day Montessori
    Montessori School
    Grades: PK-1 | 28 students
    5.3 miles
    2771 Spear St.
    Placerville, CA 95667
    (530) 626-1202
    5.3 PK-1
  • Shingle Springs
    Cameron Park Montessori
    Montessori School
    Grades: NS-K | 40 students
    8.8 miles
    4140 Mother Lode Dr Ste 100
    Shingle Springs, CA 95682
    (530) 677-1776
    8.8 NS-K

School Reviews

Our experience at First Friends Montessori has exceeded expectations. My son has attended this school for the past two years and is now more than ready to start his journey as a Kindergartner. The curriculum taught allows each student to grow at their own pace, while also providing the structure needed at this age. There are no words to describe the excellence of the teachers. They're compassionate and sincerely care about each child there! We are going to miss this school and couldn't recommend it highly enough! You won't be disappointed.
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